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    Since my resolutions are all done, I decided to take some time and look at my blog in 2016. I want to share some of my favourite moments on my blog from 2016 with you to remind what a great year it was. So here it is.

    p.s. I feel like this is a great opportunity to say thank you all the people who take my pictures, being very kind and putting up with my requests. Especially my boyfriend, who not only take me places, but also is patient enough to take pictures of me the way I want to. Cheers & love.
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    This year I decided to do my New Year resolutions differently than I used to all past years. I was thinking deeply about my resolutions and my goals for the upcoming 2017. I started thinking about what brings me happiness, and most importantly, where and who I want to be in exactly one year. I thought about how to make resolutions, that would motivate me, and that in a year I would be proud to say I accomplished everything I planned to and it made me very happy.

    I do realise, that neither my life nor me will suddenly change as soon as the clock hits midnight on the last night of the year, and I would be naive to expect that I would wake up on the first day of the year being completely different person ready to live a completely different life. And yes, the feeling of the fresh start is pretty strong, but not strong enough to conquer routine and habits.

    This time my resolutions is not just a list of random things, it is a plan for the upcoming year. And I cannot actually plan everything that a year will bring me, but I can make sure I have a plan for what I can control.

    After long thinking I finally made four plans : for my personal life, my work life, my blog and general one to tie them all up. My three plans with different aspects of my life, three front lines, that are most important to me, are very detailed – plans for my year goals and progress. They all have quarterly reality check points, which would let me check if I am on the right track, they all have deadlines and milestones.

    And yes, I might actually fail miserably, but I will try again and again, and that is the most important thing – try and never give up.

    I feel like this week after Christmas and right before the new year is a week so think about the past year. A week to take a deep breath, sit down and think about all your resolutions for 2016, how they turned out, thinking about what good this year has brought you. Think about all the opportunities you took or passed, changes, and challenges you completed, what you learned during the year.
    I did that and I actually feel grateful for this year. A lot has changed, and actually I am in the place I haven’t thought I’ll be. A lot has changed in my personal life and I am 100% happier now, a lot has changed in my work life and I am happier about that too. I grew as a person and grew as a freelancer too.
    I took a look in my resolutions for 2016, and yes, not all of them are complete, but it all turned out for the best I would say. And since I am one year older and one year wiser, I can now make smarter resolutions for the next year.
    So I just wanted to say thanks for the year I had, and even if sometimes it was hard, it all turned out okay, and sometimes even more than okay. And since my 2016 was a year of honesty as I said to myself, I honestly can tell, that I am grateful for this year, and that I want to do even better next year.

    I wanted to write this post for a long time, because I feel like I owe this to my follow bloggers. Once in a while, I help bloggers to upgrade their blog, because I know they are focused on creating awesome content, rather then upgrading their blog to meet the standards of current blog UX or design. Needless to say, the platform. Some of the bloggers just don’t see a reason to upgrade, some just don’t find the perfect time to do it. Anyone that is reading this post, and have a well respected blog on Blogger, do me a favour and continue reading.CONTINUE READING

    I believe that I would not be wrong to say that now is pre Christmas season, which is very interesting time – especially when you are at least a bit of public person. Because, boy, we all know when you have to visit a lot of Christmas themed parties. And dressing up for those might be tricky, especially if you have few of them during work week. I mean, the struggle is real even if you work at home, and then spend few hours getting ready, but imagine doing this all straight after work.

    This mood board is inspired by this struggle. When you have to look good at work and yet, have to go to a party in the evening. When I started creating this mood board, I was going for one transitional look, but then ended up creating more than one, because it was too inspiring. I wanted to show few options, that will make you feel like a boss at work, and like a star in a party, with basically the same look.

    1. First one is for a minimal dark colour gal like me. Simple, yet so fancy. Because a little black dress is always a very good option.
    2. Denim/ feminine look is a more girly vintage option. I am not a big fan of denim in general, but I do think that something so whimsical can come with an edge to make it look sophisticated yet funky.
    3. For a woman that is a fan of pants, I created a third look. Anything goes with sleek black pant, especially when you add a bit of shine, that is, in my opinion, totally appropriate for this festive season.

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    hello-winter

    Yay, the winter is here! Officially. I was super happy with the fact, that it has been snowing for few days. Now almost all of the snow is melted, and we are back to the gloomy, cold and dark Autumn kind of weather. But I am already counting the days till Christmas (that is 23 days left).

    My Christmas present list is not even on the paper yet, not to talk about presents. But I already found time to decorate my Christmas tree (priorities are clear). Let’s just say, that I will get my Christmas season mood together pretty soon, and then I will share some Christmas-y posts here. For now, let’s keep our fingers crossed for more snow!CONTINUE READING